Posted by Syph on December 22, 1999 at 17:11:06:
In Reply to: Very hypothetic question! posted by Lone Crap Shooter on December 22, 1999 at 16:15:39:
Brian couldn't get a visa to tour in '69...and if
it weren't for Mick's political friends, he wouldn't have toured either. The Stones were barred from such countries as Japan for years after Mick's pot busts. So - even if Brian gave up dope, he wouldn't have been able to tour - no Altamont - no Ya' Ya's, no '72 tour, no Capote, no Terry Southern etc.(Basically 90% of what made the Stones the Stones - '68-'75 wouldn't have happened...at least not in the same way....) Mick T. was brought on not only because Brian couldn't get his shit together but also, because he couldn't tour because of his drug convictions. If the Stones didn't tour and opted instead to hang with Brian and just record, I think the Stones would have burned out long ago...Anyway - just my opinion.
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